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. the vatican says they hope to elect a new pope by easters. the pope made the announcement in latin, saying, quote, after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to a certainly that my strengths are not -- the pope's declining health has been an issue. he goes to and from the altar on a moving platform, so he doesn't have to walk down the long aisle. sometimes he using a cane. his brothers says the doctors told hi not to take any more transatlantic trips. >>> he is also an nbc vattian analyst. george, good to see you. you and i are in somewhat frequent contact, as you send out notes about what's going on, but did anybody really see this coming? i nope he's talked about the possibility of retirement, but now? >> i was going to say, chris, it's an unexpected pleasure to see you today. this is a surprise to timing, not to fact. the pope has indicated on several previous indications if he ever came to the decision in prayer and conscience he could not give the service the church deserved, he would leave, not stand on his ego or stand on ceremony. he would clear the path
, will be talked about very much in the coming weeks. the vet can hopes that the new -- vatican hopes the new pope will be ready to lead easter mass on that sunday. back to you. >> bret: thank you. get thoughts on the development and what it means for the catholic church from the archbishop of washington. his eminence, cardinal donald woerl. thank you for being here. >> pleasure. >> bret: you were shocked by this. >> you are right. it was a shock. to hear the news that the holy father chosen to be resign. this is the first time in modern history this has happened. i don't think that anyone was prepared to hear this today. in a way it speaks to the greatness of this hope. he has the humility to size up the situation today and his own ability to handle the demands of the office. courage to say it's better to be someone with more energy. today the papacy is more than ever a ministry of presence. for our holy father to be as engaged in the life of the church today as he has been up to this moment is his great gift. doesn't it take a big person to say i don't think i have the strength to continue to do
benedict xvi stepped down and for catholics around the world, there's no pope. the pope left the vatican for the last time as the holy father, to huge round of applause. the helicopter took the pope to his traditional summer home 15 minutes southeast of the vatican. that building dates to the 1600s, it's not a bad retirement home. historians say in the days of world war ii, then o'pious the xii idea it to shelter soldiers. ben did is set to return to rome later this year, but by then it's expected he will live alongside the new pope and benedict will take the new title, pope emeritus. today he tried to quiet any suspicions he might butt head with the next church's leader. the pope promised he would unconditionally obi the new hoe he -- holy father and he hopes the conditional of cardinals will operate, quote, like an orchestra, where diversity and expression of universal church always works toward a higher and harmonious agreement. >> shepard: an hour ago now the pope's resignation took effect officially. when the swiss guard closed the door and went off duty. benedict is the first pope
the vatican. pope benedict xvi says he will resign at the end of the month. these are live pictures right now from the vatican. benedict is the first pontiff to step down in nearly 600 years. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is tracking this morning's developments. pretty shocking, cate. >> reporter: that's right, frank and michelle. the decision will mean the catholic church will be without a pope for a period of time until the cardinals can select a new successor. and vatican aides admit this decision took them by surprise. pope benedict spoke to a meeting of cardinals this morning and announced he is resigning his position as head of the catholic church effective at the end of the month. the 85-year-old leaders says he is too weak to continue. joseph ratzinger came pope when cardinals chose him to succeed pope john paul
times we heard from the pope, his christmas blessing from at the vatican to the big pond there in saint peter's square. [speak >> this is where he came out and said merry christmas to everyone. we are all very nice christians and we welcome all of you except for gay people. you are all going to hell. >> bill: by the way, i am out of here. >> right. >> bill: the news broke just a few minutes ago, as we were getting ready to come on the air, the news broke from the bbc reported it first and vatican radio officially confirmed that the pope has decided, we don't nor for whatever reason, whether there are health reasons or he is damn sick and tired of the job. he has been pope since april, 2005. he is going to resign his position. the end of the month. and, you know, he succeeded john paul ii who has rushed to make a saint. wrongly so, i think. not that he doesn't deserve it. you need some time. also the pope has said this is not the first -- not the first pope to retire. popes can retire. we are used to popes dying in. right? and most of the
're with us. i'm jenna lee. pope benedict xvi citing his declining health for this decision. the vatican says there is nothing mysterious or grave they quote. but the pope benedict xvi brother told a german newspaper that the pope had difficulty walking. just one report but something to take into consideration here. the 85-year-old pontiff will resign at the end of this month after nearly eight years as pope. he was elected by his fellow cardinals in 2005. we're getting new reaction to the announcement from around the world and across the united states. the united states home to 68 million catholics, about 1/5 of the country, including reaction from one church leader elevated to cardinal by the pope last february. >> my affection and for and ad mir vision -- admiration for pope ben benedict xvi. i love him so much, as the bish shop of roam who appointed me to you all. to the holy father who made me a cardinal. i just always admired him as a scholar, as a priest, as a holy man. i'm in admiration for him is even higher because of his you humility. jenna: mr. anderson just had a private meeting
of privacy he will have now. want to go live to vatican city inside of rome, italy, where father jonathan morris, fox news religion contributor. he is live in the vatican. that is place where he spent many years working. father, hello to you. explain the message from the pontiff today. >> sure, bill. the whole issue of his privacy that he brought up is very interesting pause it is true that he was saying, after i retire, right, coming up tomorrow as you said at 8:00 p.m. rome time, i'm not just going to be a private citizen of the world anymore where i can go as he said and give conferences or talks. he said, no, i will always be the one who was pope. it is now pope emeritus. he said the way he will be a pope emeritus by being in a monastery and convent, making reference to st. benedict, who was a monk. he said that is the type of life i will lead. quiet in prayer, doing service to the church, instead of going back to be what he was before he became pope. very interesting. there will not be a pope making commentary on the new pope, words and actions. bill: i think when we think about his
of the vatican. >> yeah. >> pope benedict is stepping down. how long? >> not quite eight years. >> yeah, may of 2005 is when it started. >> a seven-year reign. >> and it ends on february 28th, according to we'll be following this. >>> to washington now. members of congress remain focused on deficits, spending and how to head off the looming sequestration cuts poised to kick in early next month. in separate interviews on sunday, house minority leader nancy pelosi and majority leader eric cantor laid out the economic dividing lines. >> what we need is growth. we need growth with jobs. and if you have spending cuts, education of our children and other investments like the national institutes of health where you are hindering growth, you're not going to reduce the deficit. so it is almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem. we have a budget deficit problem that we have to address. we think the deficit and the national debt are at immoral levels. we think they must be reduced. we're sick and tired of paying interest on the national debt. and that's 15% -- that's a large percentage
-- >> abroad? the vatican? [laughter] there was nothing repulsive about that performance. it was keeping in what we see from young singers -- >> yes, that is the point. >> it does not bother me. she danced very well, she sang very well, she did not let it sink -- >> she is a great performer, but it is so overt. >> peggy coats up to her neck -- >> no, but there is a difference between petticoats' up to the neck -- >> oh, you watched every second. did you turn off the tv? >> yeah, actually. >> there is a great latin phrase -- there is no point arguing about matters of taste. i come down on evan's side. i felt the same way about madonna and lady gaga. what ever happened to us subtlety? this was bumps and grinds. i stipulate that beyonce is very talented and absolutely beautiful -- >> bumps and grinds -- >> great family event of america -- >> do you think subtlety is overrated, nina? >> well, in the great scheme of things, this was hardly the most vulgar and lewd -- wait, you have argued a lot. there is routinely on television way worse, wave worse language and everything. it is not my perso
years ago when pope greerry xii stepped down in 1415. a making his announcement at the vatican this morning to a small gathering of cardinals the 85-year-old pope benedict cited his age and health as his main reason. after having repeatedly saying quote, after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the petrine ministry ministry. here is sister campbell, returning guest of the show. good evening sister glad to have you. >> i'm delighted john. >> john: there were speculations that he would resign if i was up able to perform his duties. but when you saw him go out there as his health got worse and never letting up, was it a complete surprise that the he abdicated this way? >> it's a surprise to me. when pope john pal pope john paul iiwas was ailing they said it was possible for a pope to resign, but i didn't expect it. i think the timing was a surprise if nothing else. >> john: indeed, we heard of his schedule of travel and meetings has not been alte
with other duties for the vatican. and last friday, he posted a defiant response to archbishop gomez on his personal blog. it read in part: in the meantime, some abuse victims say some files still have not been released, but the archdiocese says it will comply fully by the court-ordered deadline, february 22. we take a close look at the documents and what they reveal about the church's handling of abuse claims with ray boucher, the lead attorney representing victims in the cases that lead to the files release. we asked the archdiocese of los angeles to join our conversation but they were not available. mr. boucher, now five and a half years or so since the settlement the documents are finally out. did they provide any missing pieces of the putz? did they tell you things you didn't already know? >> well, they certainly tell us in greater detail the horrific story of abuse and coverup that we long suspected and expected. they confirmed it but confirmed it in a depth that i don't think anybody could have ever understood or fully comprehended. >> suarez: when you say "confirmed it" does this di
on politics and all things vatican-related. e.j. deon and chris matthews, thank you as always. chris, tonight, of course, you'll have more on this topic. something teltz me he has a few more things to add. at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on msnbc. lee accident i wanted to ask you this question. >> sure. >> and it is -- we are talking about the sort of modernization of the catholic church. it never even occurs to us to talk about the topic of the fact that there are no women in the upper echelons. there's no female leadership. >> no, there's not. a lot has to change for that to happen, but chris brought up the whole point. our world is changing, and this institution for thousands and thousands of years, you know, is going to have to figure out how to change it because one of the other crisis that the pope inherited, along with the sex abuse scandal, is simply the fact that we are becoming an increasingly secular society, and there are ways to kind of, you know, stop that from happening. not stop it from happening, but just embrace it or deal with it, and as chris was saying, kind of welcome maybe a
gregory 12 in 1415. pope benedict xvi has served less than eight years but is 85 years old. vatican spokesman says the announcement was a surprise. the pope will continue to carry out his duties until february 28th and then the cardinals will select a replacement but that won't be immediate. the spokesman's best guess is we'll have a new pope by easter which this year, falls on march 31st. >>> president obama is awarding the medal of honor today to army sergeant clinton roam shea for his courageous actions during a combat operation in afghanistan in october of 2009. romechet is the fourth living person to receive the medal. the president will travel to asheville, north carolina then he goes to atlanta, georgia and then chicago. that's on wednesday thursday, and friday. the plan is to bring his state of the union message to the people. he's going to talk about his ideas to strengthen the economy for the middle class. vice president biden continues his conversation today about gun safety and possible new legislation in philadelphia. he is holding a roundtable with law enforcement offi
's not going to be. >> it's not going to be. >> no. they need to open the windows of the vatican. they need to let a cleansing ear come through, they need to clean out a lot of things. they need to be much more open about the vatican bank and the finances of the vatican and the conduct and behavior of priests and higher ranking members of the hierarchy. >> if there is one. >> and theyed that cardinal mahoney of los angeles is allowed to vote for the next pope is outrageous. >> it is outrageous. and the fact is that the church, catholic church that i love, i'm not a catholic. that's probably why i love it so much, because a lot of catholics say don't cut him so much slack. i love the catholic church. i went to a catholic high school. but every year that passes by is a year that damns this institution even more. the little boys that were -- >> victimized. >> -- just raped whose lives were destroyed. and it is a church that allowed priests to be passed from one parish to another to another. i'm not relitigating it. i'm just saying whoever the next pope is should go on an all-out hunt for these
of responsibilities like the pope. so the official line from the vatican is that he's not particularly ill or he doesn't have any particular illness apart from being very, very tired, 85-year-old man who just can't take it anymore. >> nbc's claudio lavanga, thank you, sir. stay with us. the day's "top lines" are coming up. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long dy setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't know about flood insurance may shock you -- including the fact that a preferred risk policy starts as low as $129 a year. for an agent, call the number that appears on your screen. >>> from the state of our union to the fate of the church. here are today's "top lines." it's a manic monday. >> are you going to s
's a great saying among the folks in the vatican, after a fat pope, a thin pope, he is too much like benedict and he might look like benedict light. i'm trying to knock down all the front-runners because i think our best hope for a pope like john xxiii is -- a long -- >> i think a chubby pope would be -- i don't think governor christie is available for this particular line of work although he's a fellow religious. i want to get back to you, linda, i read your column all the time, and i think your values are a tad to my right, a tad or a half a tad. that's all right. i know you're smiling because it's true. let's talk about this. a lot of people who weren't catholic are wondering why we're talking about this. 1.2 billion people in the catholic church. it's a loud church to be heard from and it tends to be a bulwark of belief. it isn't a pr church. it does what it believes. the question is what it believes. does it have to be refined? the role of women is not the same as the role of women 2,000 years ago in any society. why can't women be priests? >> i would be the first to lead that parade. i'
can't sit here and blame others. martha: well the vatican has just come out and said that the pope actually, when he was on a trip to mexico last year hit his head. they're denying that that accident that we didn't know about before has played any role in the decision that he has made to step down but everyone will kind of take all the context around things that happened last few months and try to figure out what may have prompted this decision. he said he would resign. that happened a couple days ago. the vatican said for the first time that the pope has a pacemaker. batteries were recently replaced. that is fairly standard practice for people with pacemakers. really all of this leads to what will happen next month as the conclave will get together to elect a new pope. and that will happen in mid-march. bill: there is new backlash after comments made by defense secretary leon panetta slamming congress over these looming defense cuts. >> often times i feel like i don't have a full partnership with my former colleagues on the hill in trying to do what's right for this country. i don
. bill: this word from the vatican today. the retiring pope benedict xvi signing off on one of the last major appointments of his papacy. he approved a german lawyer to head the troubled vatican bank. that appointment ends a nine-month search after the previous bank chief was ousted for incompetence. pope benedict steps down on the 28th of february, triggering a new conclave in mid-march with the selection of a new pope happening sometime we do believe in mid to late march, beef easter. heather: that should be exciting to watch. let's talk about another story that's getting a lot of attention now. an emotional court appearance in south africa just hours ago as prosecutors say they will pursue premeditated murder charges against olympian oscar pistorius. the disabled athlete known, as "the blade runner". led into court. you can see him right there, was covered with a jacket. he openly went once he was inside that courtroom, as he was formally charged with shooting his girlfriend to death. a short time ago his agent released a statement that pistorius disputes the charge. earlier we also
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